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I'm new

I am new in this forum and now I introduce myself. My name Leafy and I'm passionate about aquariums about 15 years. I started like most of us with goldfish, then devote myself after a few years of breeding and Tricoghaster and Gourami. After then, however, I decided to switch to angel and disco fish. Currently I have two tanks, one dedicated to Red Parrot and angelfish ... The tank where he lives 2 baby Red Parrot is about 300 liters, an external filter tetra ex 1200 and one inside. After this presentation, I'm looking for information and advice about Red Parrot.

Parrot fish swimming upside down.

what can I do to help my fish? He is floating upside down. He tries to swim upright but just rolls over belly side up. I am worried because part of his body is out of the water when he does this. He is in a 75 gal tank with 1 spotted puffer and a few Cory catfish.  Water parameters are good. 

Blood Parrot unable to chew, help!

Hi, I have had my blood parrot for over 5 years. He has always had a voracious apetitie but recently I noticed that while he took food into his mouth, it was coming back out minutes later. It seemed as though he was trying to chew but couldn't hold it in his throat to do so. (This is different than bloat in my opinion as he does not spit the food back right away and try again--he keeps it in for a long time trying to eat it) He can also hardly get the food by himself, I don't know if he can't see well or just can't angle his large body under it correctly.

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Walkabout Fish-Tank, or... How To Take Your Fish for a Walk.

While musing ideas for tank designs, I took a 1.5-gal. clear glass tea-jug w/handle, made sure the drain/pour spout at the bottom was water-tight, rinse-washed it thoroughly with the hottest water I could and added a Tetra Whisper 3i in-tank filter with a sponge over the inlet for coarse mechanical flitration. Since it was air-powered filter, I merely employed a small, battery-powered air-pump--found among fishing supplies in the sporting-goods section of any local superstore--with it's clip hung into the same original hole in the jar's lid... Which I also fed the air-line through.

Hello. Newbie here.

I am so thankful to have found this site. Thank you for accepting me into your group. I have this big, fat, puckered lipped ball of scales and personality and there is no one here who cares to listen about his antics. If the fish isn't filleted, breaded and pan fried, my husband isn't interested. I had no clue that the day I brought little Nibbles home in his plastic bag that I was going to literally fall in love with him. I swear that darn fish has a sense of humor. Anyway, Thanks again. I look forward to reading about your little guys and girls and seeing your pics too.

Aggression

I have 2 parrot fish (blood parrots) that I have had for 2 years now - they are in a 75 gallon tank with a pleco.   Everything was fine until one week ago - when the larger Parrot started aggressively attacking the pleco.    There is no change in the tank - the water is good, there is enough food - nothing inside the tank was moved or adjusted.  Nothing has changed that I am aware of and I know Parrots can become aggressive.   The other parrot fish occ gets head bumped but I have never seen so much aggression in all the years I have had parrots.

Any ideas?    

I was wondering

Hi, how are you all? 

I was wondreng what kind of fish  may live pacefully with Orange Parrot fish, other than cat fish? 

Thankn you for the help. 

Strange colours fade away in water

Once when we got my first fish tank to be in charge of it, a family member notices something strange. While we were washing the equipments and the rockes Their clours went out ( the black rocks stared to wash out, the black stared to turn into white)!! it means they were colored. I guess strange colours are signs for unrealastic colours! ( black, red or blue etc...)

Red Blooded Parrot Help

Hello! I am new to red blooded parrots and I just started a 100 gallon tank with five parrots on December 8th, 2016. Four are approx 2 inches long and a bright red color, the 5th one is approx 3-1/2 inches long and is pink in color. When I first placed them into the tank the smaller ones were visible for about an hour and then they went into hiding. As for the bigger parrot it stayed visible for one day but then it eventually went into hiding. I have plenty of places for the parrots to hide so they should feel safe until they are brave enough to stay out of hiding.

Tank Mates

Hey guys, first time poster! I could really use some help, I have a large 2 year old parrot in my 55 gallon tank along with my 1 year old parrot which is medium sized. The large parrot constantly bullies the medium sized parrot to the point that I had to designate an area of refuge for the medium sized parrot. I've seen beautiful tanks filled with cichlids, especially parrots and would love to have my tank like that. Do you have any tips? Maybe add another parrot or 2 to take away from the bullying? 

Baby Pictures!

I guess it's about time I posted this:

Need HELP with Water Parameters

First of all let me explain as clearly as possible so that I can get help...I'm new and unexperienced and need your help getting established....So I'm counting on you guys!

I had a 37 gallon tank that has had 6 African cichlids in it for nearly 6 months - now re-homed . Did a 50% water change after getting rid of fish but didn't change the filters, just cleaned them in tank water.

On the same day of trade I got a 2 1/2" BP and 4 small serpea tetra and put them in the 37g.

Which tank should I choose?

I am upgrading from a 37g to one of these Petsmart tanks.
My fish are still very small but this is what I have:
1 X blood parrot
2 X angelfish
8 X series tetras

Which of these tanks would be the best choice for what I have? My wall space is limited to 40" otherwise I would go bigger.

(1) National Geographic
46 gallon boqfront
LED
36" X 16 X 20

(2) Aqueon
65 gallon
Fluoresant
36.4 X 18.4 X 25

Also what filter would be best?

Thanks

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Why does my baby BP have rosey cheeks?

I've only had him 3 days and I noticed that he has rosey cheeks (came that way). Is this normal? Could he be changing to a darker red color? He is about 2 1/2" and very happy in his 37g tank. I plan on upgrading to a larger tank a little later. 20161024_144110.jpg

Possibly need to re home my true parrot

hello! My names Joe I'm in Kansas. I had purchased two parrots from this place called Picasso exotic equatics in leawood Kansas. Anyways I purchased both of them juveniles a blood orange reddish lookin guy, and a bright yellow one. As time goes by, I noticed some changes in the orange after further research the orange one turns out to be the KKP virarity, and is not a true parrot, anyways the (KKP) is now almost twice the size of the other and very girthy now the yellow one is about 4.5 inches or so, she's gettin big to, but not near as big not near as fast.

Am I doing something wrong?

 

 From long time ago, I had nine Orange Parrot fish for about six years. Then they died one after the other. Now I have two Orange Parrot fish and one Oscar. Yesterday I resceved two Oscars but one Oscar had died today. I requrly clean thier filter and chage the water or at least renew half of the tank's water, specially if one fish died. I also have another goldfish tank. They used to be four gold fish but two died and yesterday my sister got a new gold fish. All of them are in a good health, the Parrot fish, the Oscars, and the Gold fish.  

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Thank You For Your Approval

Hello! Our Red Blood Parrot Cichlid is named Axl and is 5 years old; turned out he lays eggs every 6 months and is actually a female. He was named after Axl from the lead singer of the rock band Guns and Roses because of his coloring and temperament! He was the size of a nickel when we brought him home, thinking he was a different species of cichlid. He lives in a 40 gallon tank on our kitchen counter and is quite the pet! Due to a health concern I have recently been diagnosed with, we are looking for a new home for Axl. My neighbor told me about this club and we thought we would write and ask about how someone who has a pet Red Blood Parrot Cichlid goes about finding their pet a new home and person who actually understands this species when they are concerned about the future of their pet Red Blood Parrot Cichlid. We live in Albuquerque New Mexico. We hope it was ok to co ntact this club with this concern of ours. We have come to believe because you may have an aquarium and be familiar with freshwater fish, doesn't necessarily mean you would understand the needs of the environment that a Red Blood Parrot Cichlid would need to do well. We have had many cichlid aquariums for over 40 years and Axl is like no other cichlid species we have ever known. Thank you for letting us contact you about our Axl. It's bearing hard on our hearts about his future welfare and we want to do the right thing by him if we could. Sincerely, Debby and Tim

Parrot fish

Hi all I currently have 2 parrot fish ( 2 inches each approximately) in a approximately 9 gallon tank. According to me I think they need a bigger tank and plus I have checked on the net which said that they do need a larger tank. But when I bought them from the shop the shop keeper told that 3 pairs can fit in that 9 gallon tank. Till now my parrots are still scared , shy etc. What do u think about it.

Is my Parrott male or female?

This one is very aggressive it make the other one stay on one side but why? Could this be the male?

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